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Poster: He Live's Date: Aug 25, 2008 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Potato Caboose

whoa.... may man..... a comprehensive effort, to say the least!

that is A LOT of POTATOES to ingest -- i trust you didn't eat them all in one sitting..... did you? -- this could be their strangest song, the whole thing, from the lyrics to the melodies, "structure" and vibe of the tune. certainly this one was "of its time" and could not carry on into the 70s. like ALLIGATOR, CLEMENTINE, HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE, THE ELEVEN, BORN CROSS EYED, MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON and others, NEW POTATO was just too PSYCHEDELIC and ESOTERIC to persist once the tide had turned and the band was off on their rootsy quest -- it couldn't be any other way.

and man, they were just head and shoulders, more, Miles beyond ALL of the other psychedelic bands -- easily 10 YEARS ahead, as far as IMPROVISATION in rock & roll -- nobody went "OUT THERE" like these guys.